Simultaneous outbreaks of large wildfires will become more frequent in the West, putting major strains on efforts to fight the blazes.
Thomas Hauser has been named director of the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
Five researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), two UCAR trustees, and a distinguished NCAR retiree have been recognized with fellowships and awards from two prestigious Earth and space science organizations. The eight awardees are being honored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for their innovative contributions to the field.
Current El Niño conditions are likely to develop into one of the strongest events on record — comparable to the major El Niño of 1997-98 — according to an experimental prediction system developed for research purposes.